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Old 06-Apr-2009, 05:45 PM
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DIY= Valve cover painting help!!

hey guys i got a 92 hatch with a d16 y8 engine in it (1.6 sohc vtec).. i want to paint the valve cover because im taking it off to make some repairs so i thought it would be a good idea.. anyone know how to prepare the surface b4 i use the engine enamel paint??
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Old 06-Apr-2009, 07:57 PM
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I paid $40 and took it to a machine/sandblasting shop... Was a great base to start from!
I had started sanding it... Then an hour later, and getting nowhere... I broke down...

Good luck!
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Old 07-Apr-2009, 03:03 PM
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i painted mine took 10 or so minutes, this si what i did, rough sand and clean, i didnt care too much, i used a tarp over the full front end.

place it over the engine bay, then cut 3 sides around the rough area of the top of the motor. use the last uncut piece for slack and tape around the 4 sides with masking tape.

take out spark plug wires and oil cap, use a shop towel or thick kleenex and roll it into a a nice firm roll and stuff each hold, u can use newspaper as well, but just make sure it is rolled neatly and tight, spray and let dry thats it

ive had mines on for about a year soon and no problems or flaking, in fact it looks in person like i took much time on it, when it took only 10 or 15 minutes from start to finish.

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Old 07-Apr-2009, 03:21 PM
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a previous post on the topic, i give more details on my stpes on that thread

http://www.torontocivics.com/tccv5forums/t9412/
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^ btw, clean engine bay crazy
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Old 17-Oct-2009, 02:06 PM
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what he said, but i would take the valve cover off, for me that was easier. but its what you prefer.
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Old 18-Oct-2009, 12:25 AM
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Use high heat paint!

I took off my cover, used paint thinner, manually sanded it, spray painted it, let it sit for 12 hours, replaced valve cover gasket and spark plug seals and my results.



P.S: I sanded 'Honda Motor Co.' letters to get it back to silver.
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Oh and I don't know what the civics use to ground the car, but the G3 integra's use the valve cover, so if it's grounded from the valve cover, sand off the paint of that one area where the wire gets connected to the chassis of the car!
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When I did mine, I bought paint striper. I sprayed the paint stripper on, had a smoke and once I came back, the paint was just bubbling off. Be careful not to get it on your skin, trust me it burns hahaha. Also you could also throw the v/c in the oven to cure it. Just make sure you pop out all the gaskets.
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